14 October

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

More important than perfect grammar or pronunciation is being able to say what you want to say: more confidently, with less effort, without upsetting anyone – and sound like yourself. That’s what it says on my website and it’s something I strongly believe.   Yet grammar causes a lot of people headaches Not only are […]

22 July

Looking for something to read this summer?

Looking for something to read this summer?

Last July, I wrote about a few books I’d read over the previous 12 months. And I heard from a couple of people that as a result they’d read their first English book since leaving school – and actually enjoyed it! So I thought I’d do the same again this year. (By the way, this […]

7 May

Podcasts

Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to improve your listening skills. They give you an opportunity to get used to a wide variety of accents and speaking styles. And as they’re generally unscripted and simply feature people speaking naturally and spontaneously, you hear the type of language you’re exposed to in real life. There’s just one […]